M 6.9 in Papua New Guinea on 29 Mar 2018 21:25 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID EQ 1138903
Earthquake Magnitude: 6.9M
Depth: 35 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.4748 , 151.442
Event Date: 29 Mar 2018 21:25 UTC
30 Mar 2018 07:25 Local
Exposed Population: About 12000 people in MMI VII
About 82000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 29 Mar 2018 21:57 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 1.2 0.1 1.2
us1000db40 Scaled population (vector) 3 Max wave scenario 0.23m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.23m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1.3      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 319 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

El PMA entrega ayuda a 60.000 personas afectadas por el seísmo registr ... Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:58:00 +0200.

El organismo ha señalado que más de 270.000 personas necesitan ayuda humanitaria tras el "devastador" terremoto, que dejó más de un centenar de muertos y que se ha visto seguido por varias potentes réplicas en las últimas semanas. El avión,
WFP airlifts life-saving relief to people affected by Papua New Guinea ... Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:36:00 +0200.

DUBAI, 2nd April, 2018 (WAM) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) today airlifted life-saving, nutrient-dense biscuits from its UN Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) at International Humanitarian City in Dubai to Papua New Guinea. With a carg
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée : le PAM achemine de la nourriture aux victi ... Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:21:00 +0200.

La cargaison de plus de 80 tonnes de biscuits, qui est partie lundi de l’entrepôt des Nations Unies (UNHRD) à Dubaï, aux Emirats arabes unis, permettra de nourrir environ 60.000 personnes touchées par le tremblement de terre. Plus de 270.00
UN food aid to benefit 60,000 people in earthquake-hit Papua New Guine ... Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:40:00 +0200.

According to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the aircraft carrying the nutrient-dense, high energy biscuits, departed the UN Humanitarian Response Depot in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Monday morning, and its life-saving cargo

Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
The graph shows the current fatalities estimate.

Exposed population

Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (79), (3), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), WMO (2), USGS (5), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),